APLF Colour & Material Trends Fall-Winter 2023/24

by Olivier Guillemin [o,o] in collaboration with the Comité Français de la Couleur.

A season full of contrasts and opposites that harmonise in style and materials. The paradoxes of our era are expressed in fashion and in our lifestyles. A creative and optimistic response to the issues that concern our daily lives and our planet.

COLOURS

Contrast variations of blues, greens and browns. Colours inspired by an intense, reworked nature.

HYBRID, NATURAL, FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

Leather with natural grains / Double-faced leather / Split leather / Naturally tanned leather / Flocked leather / Coated suede / Smooth patent / Pull-up leather / “Bubble” sheepskin / Double-faced shearling / Fake, plant-based leather: Piñatex, palm leaves, grapes, fungus  / Fishskin with natural finishes / Ripstop in recycled polyester / Corduroy / Patchwork denim / Quilted wool / Waxed cotton / Natural rubber

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Abstract vegetation / Reworked tartan prints / Tech accessories and buckles, outdoor inspiration / Cords and webbing, climbing / hiking inspiration / Buttons in recycled resin / Waterproof zippers.

COLOURS

A blank page for imagining this new season. A range in a Scandinavian mood revolving around white and bleached tones contrasted with sober darks.

IMPECCABLE MATERIALS WITH BEAUTIFUL HANDS

Leather with classic grains / Calf suede / Saffiano-grained calfskin / Woven leather / Box calf / Foam-backed leather / Grained patent / Caviar-grained calfskin / Leather embossed allover with logos / Shiny lizard skin / Rabbit leather / Metallic coatings with frosted effect / Mink fur / Mat, quilted nylon / Cashmere / 3D mesh / Flannel and tweed / Waterproof technical fabrics.

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Discreet, classic motifs, herringbones, tweeds / Marble-effect prints / Mat metal accessories / Transparent buckles / Metal hardware covered in leather & fabrics.

COLOURS

Soft harmonies in subtle, radiant half-tones that evoke a certain nostalgia. Colours that offer a change of pace to update a sport mood.

MATERIALS THAT ASSOCIATE COMFORT WITH PERFORMANCE

Washed lambskin / Super-soft nubuck / Grained leather / Perforated leather / Leather with rubber finish / Stretch nubuck / Leather with geometric grains / Pleated leather / Satiny, pearlized, iridescent leather / Eco-responsible, recycled leather / Ostrich leather / Fox fur / Mesh nettings with cane-work inspiration / Coated, pleated fabrics / Bulky handknits / Organic, quilted nylon / Double-sided terrycloth

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Waves and other organic motifs / Tone-on-tone mandala motifs / Bio resin accessories with a terrazzo look / Satiny metallics / Chains in organic resins / Soft, mat straps, webbings and braids

COLOURS

Exuberant garden colours, a precious, electrifying range with artificial perfumes. A sophistication to experience the everyday alongside exceptional moments.

SENSUAL, SPECTACULAR MATERIALS

Shiny, ultra-smooth leather / Quilted calfskin / Leather with shot, metallic coatings / Net and lace nubuck / Lacquered leather / Leather embossed with motifs and logos / Wrinkled patent leather / Ripped, cracked leather / Leather patchwork / Latex and vinyl / Water-based PU / Crocodile and python skins / Shiny water snake / Fake astrakhan fur / Printed wool / Multicoloured jacquard weaves / Quilted satin / Shot nylon / Silk velvet / Rhinestoned netting and mesh

MOTIFS & ACCESSORIES

Pixelized, exotic floral print / Flashy, allover logo motifs / High-gloss metal findings and buckles / Painted, contrast edges / Rhinestoned patches, studs and tassels / Eco-responsible sequins

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.

 

We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.

 

APLF Fairs follow Informa AllSecure, Informa’s approach to enhanced health and safety standards at events in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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